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Capital Ringers bring wide octaves to pines

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By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Dec. 5, 2019) Now in its 15th season, the Capital Ringers, an English handbell ensemble based in Lewes, Delaware, will bring octaves of heavenly tones to the Community Church in Ocean Pines for a performance on Dec. 7 starting at 7 p.m. Lewes, Delaware resident David Mangler, who joined the… Read more »

Comcast holds Ocean Pines town hall meeting as construction begins


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Dec. 5, 2019) After beginning its multi-year infrastructure build-out project for Internet and cable service in Ocean Pines last Wednesday, Comcast held a town hall meeting Tuesday at the community center to provide details on the endeavor. OPA President Doug Parks opened the meeting by turning the podium over to… Read more »

Trendic files suit over petition drive

By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) Former Ocean Pines Association Board member Slobodan Trendic filed suit in Worcester County Circuit Court on Nov. 15  in response to the OPA Board of Directors’ rejection in August of a petition containing more than 800 signatures. Trendic, who is represented by attorney Bruce Bright, is seeking… Read more »

Santa tours Pines prior to tree lighting ceremony


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) Elfin assistants at the North Pole have confirmed that Santa Claus will make an extended stopover on Saturday in Ocean Pines, starting at 5:30 p.m. St. Nick will offer a community-wide greeting while cruising atop a firetruck and then attend a tree-lighting ceremony during the ninth annual… Read more »

Town prepares for 49th annual Christmas Parade


By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 28, 2019) More than 80 floats will travel through downtown Berlin next Thursday night as the 49th annual Berlin Christmas Parade sets the holiday mood for the town. The parade will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Main Street, beginning near the Berlin Welcome Center on South Main Street,… Read more »

Gudelskys contribute $4M to AGH

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By Morgan Pilz, Staff Writer (Nov. 29, 2019) An appropriate tune to have played at Atlantic General Hospital’s Motown party last Friday night at the Aloft Hotel in Ocean City would have been the 1964 “Martha and the Vandellas hit, “Dancin’ in the Street.” That, most likely, is what the hospital’s leadership and supporters felt… Read more »

Berlin man killed in Sat. car accident

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Driver went off road, hit tree, police say By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) A 63-year-old man died following a crash last Saturday afternoon on Route 589, the Maryland State Police Berlin Barrack said. Investigators said Mark Scott Teeters, of Berlin, was traveling south on Route 589 in a 2008 Dodge truck when he… Read more »

OP Ravens Roost solicits new teams for penguin swim


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) Because New Year’s Day falls on a Wednesday next year and fewer visitors are likely to travel to the resort for a mid-week holiday, organizers of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation’s annual Jan. 1 Penguin Swim hope to bolster the event’s ranks with more local participants. OPA… Read more »

OP Chamber awards honors past and present


By Greg Ellison Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) Service to the community was the theme of the Ocean Pines Area Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony last Thursday. The annual affair was held at the Ocean Downs Casino and honored both departing and departed community leaders. Receiving the chamber’s highest honor posthumously was Ocean Pines volunteer… Read more »

Homes for America will overhaul its properties


Nonprofit says cost of rehab, redevelopment will be $12 million By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer (Nov. 21, 2019) Several residential properties in Berlin will soon receive a facelift. “I think they’re getting tired,” said Diane Clyde, Homes for America’s vice president of development. Clyde was referring to the dated look of the 113 Flower St…. Read more »